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Article_Icon  U.K. may offer a model for fees, but it’s not pain-free

Mollie McGurk (14.1.2008 - Czech Business Weekly)

The U.K. made the shift to charging tuition fees for university courses in 1998. In the nearly 50 years previous to this decision, the rise of participants in higher education in the U.K. did not meet with a rise in funding for the institutions.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Page turning on ‘free’ education

Irena Fuková (14.1.2008 - Czech Business Weekly)

With the prime minister last week giving new impulse to the idea of imposing a legal requirement on students to contribute to the cost of their higher education, CBW examined what financial burden they could face. Enquiries, however, also revealed that most university students would scoff at the idea that under existing arrangements, public education could be seen as a synonym for free education.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Government mulls university tuition

Kimberly Ashton (14.11.2007 - The Prague Post)

Although Prague has the largest concentration of university students in the European Union, the Czech Republic turns out a markedly low number of graduates when compared with other developed countries, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Abyss looms between schools and business

Cristina Muntean (4.6.2007 - Czech Business Weekly)

The higher education system is incapable of absorbing more students but depends on public financing and annually asks for increased funding. On top of that, it’s reluctant to cooperate with the business sector.

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Monday, June 04, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Report to urge school reforms

Cristina Muntean (4. 6. 2007 - Czech Business Weekly)

In addition to the typical temperature surge heralding autumn, September will be a month of hot debate for Czech higher education. The Ministry of Education (MŠMT) is preparing a “white paper” on tertiary education.

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Monday, June 04, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  R&D head sees long-term budgetary crunch

Cristina Muntean (29.5.2006 - Czech Business Weekly)

Czech researchers drew only 10 percent of the money available from the European Union budget last year and this country was the least effective of all new member states in applying for finances from the current framework EU research program.

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Monday, May 29, 2006 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Budget up, higher education access still low

Cristina Muntean (6.2.2006 - Czech Business Weekly)

Before the Velvet Revolution, fewer than one in 10 Czechs went on to study at the college or university level.

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Monday, February 06, 2006 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Gone are the times of lazy summer days

Jeffery White (20.7.2005 - The Prague Post)

Klára Matoušková, 20, is saving for a trip to England before college. It's with a broad smile that 23-year-old Jakub Feige, when asked about his summer plans, says he intends to do nothing much at all. "I'm at home," Feige says, standing in the hallway of Charles University's Philosophical Faculty in Old Town, where he studies history. Home is Jablonec nad Nisou, up north. There he'll ride his bike, he says. He'll play football.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Czech higher education still at a crossroads

Petr Matějů (24.11.2004 - The Prague Post)

Reforms to the system of higher education in Central and Eastern Europe display both common and unique features, with the commonality derived mostly from the similarity of tasks faced by the post-communist countries at the beginning of their transformation. One of these was the need to reform the "Soviet" or "communist" model of higher education and research.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004 Author: Petr Matějů

Article_Icon  Passivity plagues nation's schools

Dinah A. Spritzer (January 29.2004 - The Prague Post)

Facts emphasized at creativity's expense, inspection office says

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Thursday, January 29, 2004 Author: ISEA Team

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